Film Club Films are £3.50 Concessions, £5.50 Standard and members free.
Wed 8th October 2pm/7.30pm
Thurs 9th October 2pm/7.30pm
Non members welcome!
“LE PASSE / THE PAST”, France 2013
Dir: Asghar Farhadi
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.
“MONDO SAHARA”, with guest speaker Austin Vince
A film which charts a road trip - on motorbikes - from
London through Europe to Morocco and the Western Sahara.
A journey which mirrors the planned road trip - on motorbikes - by film club members Tom and Dominique (and their two sons) from Kathmandu to
“OF HORSES AND MEN”, Iceland/Germany 2013 81 mins
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland’s Oscar submission. A darkly funny,
inventive and very distinctive film set in a quirky horse-riding community in
stunning rural Iceland. Pondering the relationship between man and horse
Erlingsson depicts the struggles, romances and jealousies of key members of
this small community.
“Something truly and seductively strange” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.
“Dirgelwch yr Ogof”, Wales. Cymru 2002
A Welsh adventure
drama is set in an 18th-Century world of smugglers around Cwmtydu on the
Cardiganshire coast. A story about the struggle for love and livelihood against
corrupt forces. Welsh language with English Subtitles
A SCREENING BY MENTER IAITH CASTELL NEDD PORT TALBOT – ADMISSION £FREE (with donations to charity)
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB PRESENT A SERIES OF SILENT FILMS with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
From the dawn of the 20th century, featuring brand new scores especially commissioned by the Abertoir Horror Festival. Composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.
“La Légende Du Fantome”, France(1908) 13 mins
A journey into the underworld - human lizards, grim reapers, demons and ghosts and a narrative that would baffle Einstein.
“Frankenstein”, USA (1910) 16mins
A fascinating landmark in film history as it was the first example of Mary Shelley’s classic novel ever to be put on film and features a terrifying creation scene that still astounds today.
A demonic magician performs a magic show in the depths of Hell itself, however his mistreatment of his female assistants incurs the wrath of a good spirit who starts to interfere. Some ground-breaking special effects are on display here, including miniature women in glass bottles and the prediction of the invention of the TV!
“The Jest”, UK (1921) 15mins
After his wife leaves him, an old man suffers for 40 years longing for her to return, until one day his fellow lodgers decide to play a vicious prank...
Aided by financial support from Film Hub
“LES BEAUX JOURS” / “BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD”, France 2013
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB present A FEAST OF INDIAN FILM
A sumptuous feast of film followed by a spread of delicious Indian themed delicacies from the Tamarind, Pontardawe.
Film Club Members £12, Non-members £15 (including catering.) Please book by 11th Nov.
1pm “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”, 2001 India 224 mins (PG)
Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker
Oscar nominated film set in the Victorian period of India’s Colonial British Raj. The story revolved around a small oppressed village. The inhabitants are challenges by an arrogant officer to a game of cricket to avoid paying their taxes.
2007 Canada 101mins
Dir: Richei Mehta
An aging billionaire bequeaths his estate to an autorickshaw driver. A modern day fable which questions the meaning of wealth and ultimately reveals that sometimes the poorest of men can be the richest.
“LE ROI ET L’OISEAU” / “THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD”, France 1980
Dir: Paul Grimault
A tyrannical king is in love with the beautiful shepherdess in an artwork on his wall but she loves the chimneysweep in another of the king’s paintings. At night the paintings come to life and together the characters attempt to flee. Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time.
A completely immersive film. . emotionally gripping, anchored by a tremendously compelling performance by Tom Hardy, in this complex portrait of family life, ambition, morality and above all humanity.
FILM SPONSOR – Pontardawe